Bush is threatening a veto. I repeat, Bush is threatening with a veto. I'm impressed. Breitbart reports:
"In over five years in office, Bush has never vetoed any bill. But he said that restraining spending was crucial to cutting the deficit in half by 2009 as he has promised. "If necessary, I will enforce spending restraint through the exercise of the veto," the president said."
Excuse my language but its about damn time. We've been spending like drunken sailors and it must stop. Granted, the economy is booming and unemployment is at a low, that doesn't mean that it's okay for the government to spend. Republicans and conservatives must be fiscally-sound and that is far from the case in the five years. My biggest disappointment in Bush is his spending habits but this might be his turning point.
By threatening veto, he's apparently showing that he does want to cut the deficit in half by 2009 like he promised. I feel we need substantial changes in government spending to do this. We can potentially alleviate this deficit and show the strength of the Republican party. By cutting spending and making the tax cuts permanent, I think the party will gain more trust and potentially sweep 2006.